My artistic expression contains three key elements: pattern, color and texture. I became a weaver because it requires all three of these. As a result, my fabrics combine unique complex designs with expansive colorways and a mix of yarns to create a final piece that harmoniously blends these elements.
I have always appreciated architecture; its precision, angularity and the beauty of functional form inspires me and is a cornerstone of my art. As a child, I would draw patterns while others
I use my artistic voice as a platform for speaking to our current times. This allows me to address issues close to my heart while creating beautiful art for someone. I use my fabrics as others use paints or inks. All my fabrics are handwoven from sustainable and environmentally-friendly alpaca, bamboo and silk yarns. Then I upcycle my swatches and samples, repurposing them to create my artwork. Cutting into handwoven fabrics that took an extensive amount of my time to create is scary and painful, which is exactly how I feel when I consider the damage to our precious planet
Fiber speaks to my sense of order. There is a never-ending source of color options and my hands always stay clean! My tools are texture, color and pattern. When combined, they produce tactile dimension as well as visual impact in my finished works.
Individual handwoven fabric squares add color and texture to any space. So you can combine several to create more impact. Patrons consider my wearable fabrics as art that should be on a wall, so this handwoven textile artwork is my response to their insight.
Art & Activism, June 4-July 23, 2021
924 Gallery, Indianapolis
Artwork range: $250 – $2,500
Wearable range: $250 – $895
BA from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
MA from DePaul University, Chicago, IL
American Craft Council
Complex Weavers Guild
Handweavers Guild of America
Best of Show – 2019 Lakefront Festival of Art, Milwaukee
Best of Show – 2016 Bucktown Art Festival, Chicago